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Le Masiofo Faʻatusalia, saunia e Tianna (Mallett) Williams

 

IT o le vao mulimuli lea. Ina ua ou faitauina le auiliiliga o se fou katuni faasologa faalauiloa i luga o Netflix e faʻasotoma tamaiti, Na ou faʻaleaogaina laʻu lesitala. Ioe, o loʻo iai a latou pepa faʻamaumauga lelei o le a matou misia… Ae o se vaega o Avea Oe Mai Papelonia o lona uiga o le faia o filifiliga e moni lava aofia ai le le auai i pe lagolagoina se faiga o loʻo faʻaleagaina ai le aganuʻu. Pei ona fai mai i le Salamo 1:

Happy indeed is the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked; nor lingers in the way of sinners, nor sits in the company of scorners, but whose delight is the law of the Lord and who ponders his law day and night. (Psalm 1:1)

Seventeen years ago, we also canceled our cable TV—and, honestly, have never looked back. All of a sudden our children started reading books, playing instruments, and developing talents we never knew they had. Today, I want to share with you some of those fruits. Because not only are we called to "o mai i fafo o Papelonia", but we are to rebuild a new civilization of love upon its ruins: Le Feteenaiga-Fouvalega

With Christmas drawing near, these are also some gift ideas for building up the heart and soul…

 

I. CATHOLIC NOVEL

Our second daughter, Denise (Mallett) Pierlot, wrote a book called Le Laau that has garnered some remarkable praise in the Catholic world. While I personally don’t have a lot of time for reading novels, I was absolutely mesmerized by the storytelling in Le Laau. Few books have left me lingering with its images and characters two years after reading it! As Fr. Don Calloway said, “Mallett has penned a truly epic human and theological tale of adventure, love, intrigue, and the search for ultimate truth and meaning. If this book is ever made into a movie—and it should be—the world need only surrender to the truth of the everlasting message.” 

Denise is now in the finishing stages of writing its sequel called Le Toto while she and her husband Nick (who is studying philosophy and theology) prepare for their first child (and our second grandchild). Afai e te leʻi faitau Le Laau yet, you can order it from loʻu faleoloa by clicking the book cover:

Valaʻauina Denise Mallett o se maoaʻe talenia tusitala o se undertatement! Le Laau e matagofie ma tusia matagofie. Ou te fesili pea ia te aʻu lava, "Faʻafefea e se tasi ona tusi se mea pei o lenei?" Tautala
—Ken Yasinski, Failauga Katoliko, tusitala ma faʻavaeina le FacetoFace Ministries

 

II. CATHOLIC ART

The new painting above of Le Masiofo Faʻatusalia is one of a series of saints that my eldest daughter Tianna has recently finished. Her stunning artwork, featured on this website several times, is now available on Tianna’s website: 

ti-spark.ca 

…where you can order prints directly from her:




 

III. CATHOLIC WITNESS

Our oldest son, Gregory, has just joined a missionary team in Canada called Matagaluega o Molimau Mama. They are dedicating this next year to traveling to schools and parishes to share the Gospel through word, song, and drama. Our third daughter, Nicole, was recently with them for two years. It is a beautiful ministry, powerful witness, and “sign of contradiction” to young people in today’s Catholic schools. Gregory has to raise support for his missionary work. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, go to PureWitness.com and simply choose Gregory’s name in the donation list:

 

Ua tuʻuina mai ia i tatou mafuaʻaga e talitonu ai, i le iʻuga o taimi ma atonu e vave ona tatou faʻamoemoeina, o le a faʻatulaʻi mai e le Atua tagata ua tumu i le Agaga Paʻia ma faʻatumuina i le agaga o Maria. E ala atu ia i latou, Maria, Masiofo sili ona malosi, o le a faia vavega tele i le lalolagi, faʻaleaga agasala ma faatuina le malo o Iesu lona Alo i luga o RUINS o le malo piopio o lenei sili lalolagi Papelonia. (Rev. 18:20) —St. Louis de Montfort, Suʻega ile Faʻamaoni Moni i le Virgin Virgin, n. 58-59

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